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“Kelly rocked the tour!”

Stagecoach Wine Tours Santa Ynez
Ranked #1 of 17 Food & Drink in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours offers fun and exciting wine tasting tours in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County. We are leaders in our industry and passionate about what we do. We create memorable experiences! Santa Barbara County has received world-wide recognition for it's excellent growing conditions, beautiful scenery, and spectacular wines. The Santa Ynez Valley is the perfect setting for a fun educational wine tour getaway. Let us pick you up in the Santa Barbara area, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, or Buellton and whisk you into a fun filled day.
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Kelly (aka: big red)was a wealth of knowledge and made sure we had everything we needed! She was an amazing driver on the winding roads. She also knew everyone at the vineyards when she checked us in. Took us shopping in Los Olivos. Love her!

Thank Kellymathews
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"would highly recommend this tour"
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

My husband and I just recently returned from our first trip to Santa Barbara. We wanted to go wine tasting and not get a DUI in the process. I did lots of research and this wine tour company came highly rated. Our hotel (also highly rated) recommended Stagecoach. I called the owner of Stagecoach and spoke to him for quite awhile. We were looking for a company that wouldn't be too "snobby" but also didn't have a bunch of drunk 20 year olds throwing up in the back seat.

The van picked us up at our hotel doorstep. It was very clean and we were immediately greeted by our guide for the day. A 26 year old local man whom had just the right amount of knowledge to give us while we drove 45 minutes to pick up the rest of the people that we would be spending the day with. He was friendly but also didn't chat too much unless we started the conversation. My husband and I both really liked him. The guides only get a 15% of the cost of the tour so be sure to kick them a bit more.

We went to 4 places during our 7 hour adventure. The best by far was Bella Cavalli. This place was SO beautiful. We had lunch here and the owner of the Ranch/Vineyard sat with us and talked about how they made their wine, his philosophy etc. This vineyard is not open to the public and Jeff (the owner) chose Stagecoach as the only tour group that he allows to come to his beautiful property. I would pick this tour company for this reason alone. It was the best part of the day. We bought several bottles of wine here and I really didn't want to leave.

Next time we go to Santa Barbara we will be sure to do another tour with this well run company.
Keep up the great work Eric and Keegan!

6  Thank Brandy K
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Thanks to Keegan, we just had our most memorable Labor Day weekend getaway ever. Not only was Keegan an expert when it came to grapes and wine making, he was very charming and entertaining, answering any questions we had about the area, as well as recommendations for restaurants, breweries, etc. A good testament as to how awesome Stagecoach tours are, one of the guys in our group was going on his fifth tour with them!!
The four wineries we went to were delightful with the highlight being Bella Cavalli where we had a great picnic lunch with Jeff, the owner of the winery/horse training facility, pouring our tastings. We plan to take family to the Santa Barbara area when they visit from the midwest and will only tour with Stagecoach, with a special request for Keegan, as we had not one disappointment the whole day. Well, maybe one....we should have bought more wine. We chose this tour based on the great reviews that we read, and wholeheartedly agree, this was EXCELLENT. Thanks Keegan for our awesome tour!

6  Thank Teresa J
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

We had a wonderful experience on our Santa Ynez Valley wine tour with the Stagecoach Company. Our guide Keegan Bachelor was a delightful and knowledgeable young man who made the day a fun and enjoyable experience.

The wineries that we visited were all great, with the exception of Palmina in the Wine Ghetto in Lompoc. When booking a tour request to not been taken to the Wine Ghetto, as there are so many other great wineries in better locations to visit. The highlight of the tour was Bella Cavalli, which is located at an equestrian facility.

I would highly recommend the Stagecoach Company and Keegan Bachelor when visiting the Santa Ynez Valley.

7  Thank John H
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

I've done a number of wine tours in CA and this is at the top of the list. Our group let the driver choose our route (a risk sometimes with wine tours) but Kurt really delivered. We tasted some spectacular wine and learned a lot about the region along the way. Would definitely do it again on return trips!

2  Thank Tom C
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